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NCAA is now officially a ‘Kapuso’

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The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) has found its new home in GMA-7.

The partnership deal between the Grand Old League and GMA was formalized on Friday morning with a five-year television deal.

“We are excited that GMA Network is the new home of the NCAA,” said GMA Network chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon in a press release.

“At the same time, we are grateful to the NCAA board for putting their trust in GMA to serve as a platform in showcasing the talented Filipino student athletes.”

Events like Men’s Senior Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Swimming, and Athletics will be aired on GMA News TV and GMANetwork.com

Men’s basketball Finals will be aired at the main GMA channel, which prompted NCAA to accept this deal.

Meanwhile, the new partnership also coincided in the quadricentennial celebration of Season 96 host Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

“The NCAA, the Philippines’ first and longest-running collegiate athletic league, is most happy and honored to enter into a partnership with GMA Network, Inc., the Philippines’ number one TV network,” said Fr. Rector Clarence Victor Marquez, OP, Policy Board President of NCAA Season 96 and President.

“We look forward with hope and excitement as we work together to form our young student-athletes to become the next champions and national athletes who will bring honor and glory to our beloved country, moving towards the league’s centennial year.”